Biscuits & Such

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Biscuits & Such

Elena Rosemond-Hoerr is a photographer, cookbook author, and Southern food writer. A native of Durham, N.C., Elena created her food blog Biscuits and Such (biscuitsandsuch.com) to celebrate the unique food culture of the American South. She currently lives in Wilmington, N.C., with her husband and pups. 

Lavender Dryer Sheet Sachets

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Lavender Dryer Sheet Sachets

This is an easy sewing project perfect for this time of year. It repurposes used dryer sheets to make pretty sachets in which to fill your drawers and closets. These sachets will fill your home with the delightful aromas to match the freshness of spring. Perfect as gifts, this quick project can be made in assembly line style. Just sew, fill, staple and tag!

 

Investing in the Classics for a New Season

Sharon Mosley

Investing in the Classics for a New Season

As a new season slowly begins to peek out from the chill and the daffodils and closets get prepared for sunnier days, it’s time to separate the classics from the trends. Think about new ways to take those basic pieces that we return to year after year and mix them up for a whole new lease on fashion life.

Planting a Seed

Hilary Kraus

Planting a Seed

Spring is here. So we didn’t spend a long, sub-zero winter shoveling show (Isn’t that what so many left behind?) or grumbling over heating bills. But that shouldn’t stop us from celebrating the season when flowers bloom, days get longer and the resort area we call home is just weeks away from hitting its summer stride.

Giving Life to Death: How to Comfort Someone Grieving

Marilynn Preston

Giving Life to Death: How to Comfort Someone Grieving

Dealing with death—your own, a loved one’s, the death of a child— is a required course at the University of Wellness, Ballet and Refrigeration.
No one gets out of here alive. This we know. What we don’t know is everything else. Death is the biggest mystery of all, leaving many of us clueless when it comes to comforting someone who’s lost a loved one.

Mystery, Murder and the Lowcountry

Susan Beckham Zurenda

Meet Bestselling Author Susan Boyer

Mystery, Murder and the Lowcountry

Susan Boyer likes to say she grew up wanting to be like Nancy Drew. And that day has certainly arrived.  Now a USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author, Boyer’s lifelong love for mysteries and solving puzzles has evolved into her distinctive series of Liz Talbot novels.

Patio Farming

Jamie Harrison

Green-Up Your Diet with Vegetables from Your Own Container Garden

Patio Farming

Red and green peppers dancing up a lattice in a wooden box. A terra cotta pot bursting with ripe, juicy tomatoes. Small clay pots sprinkled with budding pole bean plants. All of these and more are examples of the wonderful art known as vegetable container gardening. And the diversity and simplicity of this much loved practice is what makes it enticing to everyone from master gardeners to those with just a hint of a green thumb.

The Art of the Letterpress

Jane Kendall

Stepping Back in Time - The Ashantilly Center

The Art of the Letterpress

Are you looking for a new and totally different adventure? If so, this is the destination for you! A little off the beaten path and just a short road trip away lies the Ashantilly Center in Darien, Ga. As you drive onto the 18-acre property, you can’t help but feel transported into another era. Ashantilly was built circa 1820 and was the mainland residence of prominent antebellum planter Thomas Spalding. It was partially destroyed by fire in 1937 and has been somewhat restored by William G. Haynes Jr., its last private owner.

All About Separation Anxiety

Elizabeth Pantley

It’s a common scene at any daycare, playground or birthday party: a crying child clinging to a parent who is desperately trying to convince the child to let go and join the fun. Almost all children have some aspect of separation anxiety during the first six years of life. Separation anxiety should not be feared or even wished away, as it is the most obvious and identifiable sign of your child’s love and trust in you.

The Single Woman

Lindsay Gifford

Life, Love and a Dash of Sass

The Single Woman

In January 2010, Mandy Hale found herself divorced and single at the age of 30. Ready to begin her life again, she found herself in a sea of advice...for finding a man. But, what if she wasn't necessarily ready to find a man?

7 Money Rules to Live By

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7 Money Rules to Live By

My life changed radically 21 years ago, when I broke my self-imposed gag order and told the whole world about my struggle with a debilitating spending problem. I had no idea at the time that this would be one of the smartest things I could ever do. By telling my story and owning up to my problem, I became accountable.

Fancy & Free Prom Dresses

Lindsay Gifford

Fancy & Free Prom Dresses

Most women can remember the moment well. As girls, we stood in a dressing room, surrounded by dresses in a rainbow of colors. Some with sparkles, crystals or maybe beading. Others had full skirts that rustled when we touched them. We picked one off its hanger and stepped into it, shimmying it into place. We asked our mom to come in and zip it up. Then, we turned around and faced the mirror.
It was perfect. We had found our prom dress.

Decor Score

Rose Bennett Gilbert

Why Are Loveseats So Loveable?

Decor Score

Our living room is fairly large but narrow, so the sofa can only go against one wall, which leaves the room open to the entry hall through a wide arch. How can I make it feel self-contained and cozy, not wide-open and breezy?

Life and Order: Personal Injury

Rob Dills

Establishing a Personal Injury Claim

Life and Order: Personal Injury

To recover on any personal injury claim against a third party you have to prove negligence and that the at-fault party’s negligence caused your injuries. There are four basic elements of negligence, all of which must be proven if the claim is unable to be settled and goes to trial: presence of a duty of care; breach of that duty; that the breach of the duty directly caused the injuries; and proving the nature and extent of the injuries or damages.

Life and Order: Health Insurance

Karen Cully

A Women’s Touch on Health Insurance

Life and Order: Health Insurance

Women are great at multitasking! Our families depend on us to do many different jobs. Our parents ask for our knowledge, our children need guidance, and our husbands get our opinion, whether they want it or not! Thus, you are the gatekeeper of your family’s health.

Life and Order: Financial Planning

Elizabeth Loda

Financial Independence

Life and Order: Financial Planning

Money and finance were “taboo” topics of conversation in my family when I was growing up; we lived with a “those who have it shouldn’t talk about it” mentality. In college, I was amazed to discover that other students had their own checking accounts, and I was totally shocked by my future husband’s family’s openness about financial matters. Still, this was the very beginning of a journey that eventually ended with an MBA in finance, a CFP® certification and a lifelong commitment to financial planning, especially concerning those issues specific to women. Our culture puts a premium on financial success and security, but often, for women, withholds the opportunity, exposure and experience required to become fluent in financial language and comfortable interacting in the world of investments. Women on their own face some daunting cultural and circumstantial challenges. 

Life and Order: The Legal Ins and Outs of Divorce

Susan Brach

Life and Order: The Legal Ins and Outs of Divorce

Sometimes getting your life in order involves the often painful process of ending relationships, in particular a marriage. Issues involving money, expectations, lack of intimacy, infidelity, physical abuse or substance abuse are sometimes present and make the continuation of the relationship impossible. 

The Power of the Word: Katie Cleland

Diane McMahon

The Power of the Word: Katie Cleland

Katie Cleland, a high school senior, started a personal project that captured the Pink staff’s collective imagination. The project was as multi-faceted as its creator. It showcased Katie’s talents as a stylist, fashion photographer, wordsmith and communicator. It made use of technology and social media. And it was full of heart and soul.

Business on the Move

Elizabeth Skenes Millen

From Good to Great

Business on the Move

Moving can be scary, especially when you are a successful retailer, who has been in the same tried and true location for 14 years. There are many unknowns when deciding to move the location of your business. For Jennifer Megliore, owner of ArtWare, who recently decided to move her art and gift store from Main Street to the new Shelter Cove Towne Centre, it was “an act of faith.” She left what she knew was good for the opportunity to hope for great.

Finding the Perfect Little Black Dress

Sharon Mosley

Finding the Perfect Little Black Dress

Even if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool “separatist” and love putting together your own unique ensemble, dresses can be the perfect solution to holiday fashion. For this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with a “one-hit-wonder,” especially if it’s in black.

“When you need to make an impression, nothing disguises pounds or adds height and general allure like the little black dress,” says fashion expert Paula Reed, creative director of the luxury etailer, MyTheresa.com. “Clearly, the little black dress is not as simple as it looks. Any old one will not do.”

In her highly touted book, Style Clinic, Reed offers some suggestions on choosing the perfect little black dress to flatter your figure’s best attributes. 

 

Dysfunctional Family

Jill Badonsky

Survival Kit for the Holidaze

Dysfunctional Family

 

The Holidaze are sneaking up on us more rapid than eagles their coursers they came. 
Let’s whistle, and shout, and call them by name! An Opportunity for Family Dysfunction.

 Holidays are filled with cheer, generosity, creativity, love and nostalgia. And I’m not saying everyone has it, 
buuuuut JUST in case you experience ANY discomfort in the sphere of family, here’s the updated version of my 
tongue-in-cheek and yet possibly useful dysfunctional family survival kit:

 

Shopping for a Laptop

Brenda Bennett

Here's What You Need to Know.

Shopping for a Laptop

Over the years, the laptop has evolved from a semi-portable, heavy computer to a mobile, lightweight, super thin status statement. It is estimated that 187 million laptops will be sold in 2014, worldwide. So, how do you find your perfect laptop for you?